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. >> americas public enemy number one is a drug abuse. >> what will you do when someone offers you drugs? >> just say no! >> we intend to end the drug menace and to eliminate this dark evil enemy within. >> put him away. >> three strikes and you're out. >> somebody down the road said drugs are bad. there is no argument there. but think about where we are 30 years later. >> i do what i have to do. i know how to survive. i have some way, so -- >> the war against drugs is heating up. >> i think i should have wrote -- they should have written prison guard on my forehead because it's just it's me. >> let him go to prison. >> 20 years for drug trafficking. >> of the 2600 people i sent to federal prison, i see three or four kingpins who are incarcerated. >> people are fed into a machine like me to make sausage. >> law enforcement agencies get rewarded in cash for the sheer numbers of drug arrests. >> that is my money now. >> the scale is unbelievable. >> all sorts of people have a financial interest. >> gun manufacturers, health- care providers, phone companies. >> we will get rich and we will
a change in america in 2006, 2007, even before barack obama became president. i think there is more willingness to understand the story, but the story has not been told. it is the story of the europeans, the indians, and the africans building america. the kinsey collection and our family has gone about trying to say we are part of this story and that narrative is a powerful narrative of accomplishment and triumphed. over the past six years, we have been able to reach 3 million people. i mean, we have just had so many actions, so many cities, so many museums, and the general response has ben, "we did not know that." that is what we start with any time we do a performance. we want you to leave and say, i did not know that. that started in 1600, and we take you to the incredible people, whose lives were lost in obscurity. we have taken them out of their graves and given them a personality, a name, a voice. tavis: why for you has this been such a passionate project? i have known you for many years. both of you knew have found that as well enough off to sit in retirement where you want,
these debates it is all about america being strong. it is a very narrow point of view in terms of history. america learns to be one of the many countries and to find its way to cooperate with people and to bring global peace that could bring great prosperity. that is the great lesson from history. we are not paying attention. tavis: one thing you talk about is this notion of american exceptionalism, that we have always been taught and we have heard again from both sides of the campaign. >> if we are a strong people, why do we always have to hear how great we are? where does this come from? after the war, we thought we won. that is the first myth. frankly, of russia won it. secondly common and and and and now we have the atomic bomb. new -- secondly, we have the atomic bomb. these are myths we explode, but what results is this believe we are always in the right, and it has gotten worse from generation to generation. tavis: if oliver is right and we engage in this self love, what makes you think that of bowdon -- a book that they are going to want to digest that? >> you do not think it is g
america. the government plays can -- and pays contruction companies for certain work to be completed. those federal dollars will go away as an automatic occurrence. everyone is trying to figure out what the impact of that will be. if nothing is done about those tax rates, we will go into a recession in 2013. that is one concern, but put that on the sidelines for the moment. the community recognizes that taxes are going higher. if you talk about your income, your dividends, or your capital gains, if you make money on those, you will pay a lower tax than in 2013. the uncertainty of where tax rates will be is really the biggest issue for corporate america sitting on cash. there is $3.50 trillion on balance sheets right now. you can imagine, i understand why they are sitting got it because i am not sure what their economic story will look like in 2013. we don't know if we will see the spending programs cut that will lead to layoffs. many will look at their situation and say that the federal money is going away, we don't need this set of employees anymore. both of these concerns as they r
in the electorate because it's not just the latinos who are expanding across america it's also the asian americans and other ethnic groups who are coming here and planting their hopes in this soil and are now beginning to take part in the election. not just that but also as representatives. the fast of the american public service has changed profoundly. i'm not doing this to pay tribute to amy. i also believe this is going to be century of women in america and there has to be acknowledgment of that. >> what do you mean going to be. >> well it is. and it's taking place and i say that and i'm the father of three daughters and a remarkable wife and four grand daughters. but you look at every conceivable thing and that ought to be encouraged more than it is and the prefile ought to be raised because we're going to need everybody to solve this. >> rose: with that thank you very much tom brokaw, thank you jon meacham, thank you amy gutmann, thank you tom friedman and thank you david brooks. captioning sponsored by rose communications captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org th tavis: goo
the contemporary moment that we're in is america was basically white and black then add a lot more white than black. now america is a multi-cultural, multi racial, multi-as the place of the electorate is so different then. if you think you can win with white, rural voters, your toes. you have to have more than that. >> i have the perfect candidate. a latin american man, a white mother, a black grandfather on the mother's side. with hopefully an asian brother- in-law. if we could find this guy, he runs independent. he is backed by perot. carlos slim finances the campaign. he requires no federal funding. tavis: you are never really toast. i get it. >> with mass communications the way it is i can give you the next president who today is unknown. ok? unknown. let's say. who is the governor of south dakota? i do not know of his republican or democrat. let's say the governor of south dakota has a latina mother. and an uncle who is black. and there is a prison riot in south dakota, ok? get this, a prison riot, the prisoners have taken over the prison and they're demanding to see the governor. it wants to
of the people, that can change america. tavis: if i had a dime for every time i heard somebody who has said this in the last four years, i would be independently wealthy. what you have just shared now, respectfully, that we have to make him do it, that we have to push him and hold them accountable and we did not do our job pushing him enough. here's the problem i have with that statement. every time someone says we did not pushing hard enough, the people who typically say that are the progressives who are responsible for pushing him in the first place. so when somebody from labor's as we did not pushing hard enough, i want to say, well, where were you? so the people who are said to me we did not wish to be enough in the first term of the same people who were responsible for doing that we're progressive causes are involved. if we have been saying this for the past four years, that we did not portion enough, why am i to believe now that they are not prepared to do that in the next four years? >> i think the door that is open a crack, people recognize it will be closed. and it is the critical
characters. at least speculate what that difference exists. >> america out wonderfully celebrates the individual. i think you are good at saying i, i like this. tavis: that is very nicely put. we're arrogant. >> look, i am english, you cannot get more arrogant than that. come on. english, you apologize about yourself. we have all level of apology -- a level apology. sorry, sorry. there is a general kind of don't stick your head up to high. it is much easier for english actors to go, i do not want to play me because i should not be here. i will put that person. there is something culturally within that. i also think you come from a history of film. this is the place of film actors. some actors -- normally it is closer to themselves because you are working in closeups. it is easier prey we come from a theatrical tradition where the character is put on top of us because it is a bigger, broader kind of thing. there are several things that lead to it. tavis: let me ask one of those arrogant, pompous, american questions. >> that is your word, not mine. i was celebrating it. tavis: i wil
america as a region. >> rose: from canada to mexico. >> from canada to mexico in terms of the competitive advantages that we have, the complementaries that we have in terms of innovation, in terms of new enterprises, in terms of how job creations in mexico benefits job creations in the u.s. because we are together producing certain goods that are going to be consumed in the region or elsewhere. the more we think about it and the more we realize that we share the possibility and the responsibility for making our region wonderful, i think the better it will be. there are any number of areas in which we can talk about specific things. >> rose: finally this. the former administrator of the drug enforcement administration have said if mexico city allows the northern states to fall under control of the cartel, quote, the united states will share a 2000 mile border with a narco state controlled by powerful transnational drug cartels that threaten the stability of central and south america. >> i think that was a risk that might have been present in the past. i think that what we have done alread
you, and god bless america. you guys are the best. thank you so much. thanks, guys. >> woodruff: with a tone-- a gracious tone, governor romney said-- and here comes his wife, anne, and there is congressman paul ryan, the vic vietial -- actually, i think it was jenna ryan's daughter come out and hug her mother in a way that -- kids give things away that sometimes adults cannot. what i i'm struck by, mark, and i wonder if you're struck by, too, is the weakness of aplaus. it seems as if the crowd can't get itself together for one big cheer. >> it's a good point. the ryan daughter hugged her mother right around the waist as a child would do in sadness and disappointment. i think it was tough because nobody came out to warm them up. usually with something like that there's music and somebody warming up the crowd then you introduce him. he just came out cold. >> ifill: which i thought was surprising. >> it was quite dramatic and quite gracious and very generous. he twice said he himself would pray for the president and asked others to pray for the president. >> ifill: but the disappo
man in america. on the eve of the democratic convention, the gallup did a poll. 65% of americans said they wanted henry wallace as vice- president. drew men who wanted wh were the party leaders. in the 1944 convention, after wallace makes is important speech, there is a great demonstration in favor of him. before he could get his name in the nomination, he would be back on that ticket -- pepper got 5 feet from the microphone before the party bosses shut down the convention that night. 5 feet, had pepper got in there and wallace become vice president, instead of truman, there would have been no atomic bombing and possibly no cold war. had there been no cold war, the whole history would have been so fundamentally different. but history can be different. it was the people who were pushing wallace against the bosses. tavis: issue #2, you all changed --the story line or tryo get more truth out of the storyline, who was promulgating the cold war. all the movies tillich one way, mr. stone. you tell it another way -- all the movies tell it one way, mr. stone. you tell it another way. >> yes,
that. there is a part of corporate america and the republican party that is not prepared for that. i think it will be very chaotic. it will not be the end of the country. i do not think the stock market will crash. we will not fall into another recession immediately but it would be very bad. just the sheer anger in the country in both parties across the board would be huge and unpredictable. tavis: let's talk about this piece you have out which is looking back on the election and looking back on the campaign. you call that fantasyland. tthhe titleth and we'll go inside. >> it was a confirmation that you can live like hell on the public stage and get away with it. all politicians lie. certainly not every ad was truthful or could pass a fact check. we had a candidate in romney who essentially lied constantly. one blogger told more than 900 lives during the course of the campaign. he was a really pale and hollow figure. he did get 47% 40 of the boat. which is -- we did not know that somebody could get that far. it is a reflection on the culture that allows us to mythologize general petr
not waste that power. >> the fight is for the united states of america. >> we choose to be born, or are we fitted to the times we are born into? >> i do not know about myself. you maybe. i think i'm going to use the word myth. there is a myth or a narrative that we have wrestled with for years about who mary todd lincoln was. clearly she was grief-stricken. but what was the challenge to you to betray her in the way -- portray in the way is what the film called for. >> i had to go in without any preconceived notions. since i had been sort of looking at her for so many years, i had left preconceived ideas -- less preconceived ideas. i read five by arby's on her. -- five biographies on her. it was piecing together her psychology of why she behaved the way she did and some of the document if things we know she behavior certain ways. the task has bent, you take the magnificent complicated screenplay and you put all of those pieces together of all of the research i had done, the interior and the exteriors. i gained 25 pounds to try to reach that girth, the roundness that she was. and then you sh
.org. tavis: hi, i'm tavis smiley. join me next time for a look at the latest numbers on poverty in america, that is next time. >> there is a saying that dr. king had said, there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only about halfway to completely eliminate hunger and we have work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> be more. pbs. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: israel and hamas agreed to a cease-fto
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